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How Traditional Values
Shape the NFL

American Thinker, by Jack Cashill

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Posted By:magnante, 11/27/2012 9:55:44 AM

On the long Thanksgiving weekend, five regular starting NFL quarterbacks of at least partial African descent took the field for their respective teams. Beyond their obvious talent, all five share a common background, one that is now rare in the African American community and becoming anomalous in American society writ large: each grew up in a Christian home with a mother and a father. More so than foot speed or even arm strength, this is the variable that elevates them above their peers.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JAN, 11/27/2012 10:02:15 AM     (No. 9035786)

Bounty-gate.

Suh of the Detroit Lions.

Traditional values????????????

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 11/27/2012 10:38:05 AM     (No. 9035862)

Kind of wonder where the white players are? All I see is a bunch of blacks on the field.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 11/27/2012 10:52:43 AM     (No. 9035889)

Thank you for posting this.

We don´t usually think of NFL and Traditional Values at the same time. Cashill tells the story of black, white, and half black star NFL athletes who are Christians from two parent homes and talk about it. Tim Tebow is not the white anomaly the media would have us believe.

This would be a good article to share with young people.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/27/2012 10:53:51 AM     (No. 9035892)

Did early Repliers read the article? Somehow they don´t seem to get Cashill´s point.

Well worth a little time. Not long, but an excellent and heartening read.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Emerson, 11/27/2012 10:58:49 AM     (No. 9035902)

The article starts off about five black players from two-parent Christian families. Then Cashill goes on to name the Manning brothers, Aaron Rogers, Drew Brees and others to whom their Christian faith is important enough for them to talk about it as having an important place in their lives.

This was all in response to media coverage of Tim Tebow´s overt Christianity. He is not alone.

Even the intro should not send Repliers down such strange paths.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: J F Ackerman, 11/27/2012 11:00:22 AM     (No. 9035906)

Inspiring article. Renewal begins in the heart at home.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Emerson, 11/27/2012 11:14:50 AM     (No. 9035937)

PS. The headline is a little misleading. Skeptics and cynics do need to read the article.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: maggie2u, 11/27/2012 11:21:33 AM     (No. 9035952)

I was reading parts of the article out loud to my husband and he pointed out that ALL of these men have normal, everyday names, not those stupid made up names so many black Americans give their kids nowadays.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: rambo77, 11/27/2012 11:33:09 AM     (No. 9035979)

Also note that there was one father and one mother in those families.. And the mother had borne their sons. Almost Biblical, isn´t it? Thamks for pointing this out. A very great message here that requires very little comment.That´s because this is a good idea and it works!!!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Achilles, 11/27/2012 12:55:28 PM     (No. 9036150)

The NFL still has alot of traditional values, but it is changing like the rest of society.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Kingbubo, 11/27/2012 12:55:39 PM     (No. 9036153)

#2, perhaps you are watching your imaginary TV. NFL has plenty of white players.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: civilservant, 11/27/2012 1:02:31 PM     (No. 9036165)

#12, in the interest of ´fairness´, are there %87 white players? Because we sure want EVERYTHING to ´look like America´.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Freeloader, 11/27/2012 1:07:28 PM     (No. 9036182)

Traditional values in the NFL? Sorry Mr. Cashill, I´m just one of those old geezers out here in flyover country who has followed the NFL since the 1940s.......Could someone please explain to me how an organization, presently compromised of over 20% felons, reflects our nation´s "traditional" Judeo-Christian values?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Freeloader, 11/27/2012 1:16:32 PM     (No. 9036204)

Re #14...Should read "presently comprised of over 20% felons"

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Penney, 11/27/2012 1:59:08 PM     (No. 9036265)

Another Jack Cashill MUST READ with words of wisdom!!! ...Thanks again for telling it like it is!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 11/27/2012 2:09:21 PM     (No. 9036284)

I wasn´t aware of this. The author makes some good points about Christian values and success. It may be nitpicking, but it´s Aaron R-o-d-g-e-r-s.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/27/2012 2:32:02 PM     (No. 9036317)

Looking at the glass half full, this is a pretty impressive core for the NFL. Are we Christians such skeptics that we don´t believe these guys have any influence?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Achilles, 11/27/2012 2:45:56 PM     (No. 9036355)

There was a King of the Hill episode that illustrated the difference between little league football versus soccer. The football kids are definately getting traditional values. The soccer kids all got trophies because they are all special. Its the same in my town. Lots of volvos, save the whales and obama stickers at the soccer field versus pickups, yellow ribbons, and American flag bumper stickers at the footbal field.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: LamontCranston, 11/27/2012 4:54:26 PM     (No. 9036537)

The NFL burns through its players like matches.Life long debilitating concussions, bounties, fines for minor uniform infractions, rules for how one can practice their own freedom of speech in the form of a touch down celebration.
Allowing teams to move on the whim of a single owner and ignoring the concerns of the local fans supporters and taxpayers. Using public money to erect private monumental stadiums for megalomaniac owners. (See Jerry Jones.)

Yes those are all fine American values!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: pmarc078, 11/28/2012 9:55:26 AM     (No. 9037363)

agree with #21... the NFL makes an enormous amount of money because if forces local governments to pay for a majority share of construction and upkeep of the facilities that the NFL uses. they can do this by threatening to move the team to a different city if they do not get their way...

hardly the values that i can admire.

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